This past weekend was summer’s last gasp in Warsaw. The forecast from here on out is in the 40s and 50s. Exactly what you’d expect here. So, yesterday, along with thousands of other Warsowians, we hit the pavement. It doesn’t matter where you go on a day like this in northern Europe. Just stay outside, soaking up vitamin D while you can.
We chose to stroll through Nowy Swiat, probably the prettiest neighborhood in Warsaw. The street itself was once the Royal Mile. This is a thing in Europe, and it means the route from one palace to another: in this case, from the castle in the oldest part of Warsaw to the summer palace, the “Versailles of Warsaw,” at Wilanow.
Nowy Swiat, like most of Warsaw, was destroyed by the Germans during the Warsaw Uprising. Afterwards, it was rebuilt using a model from the early 19th century. So, rather than being reconstructed, the neighborhood was actually taken back in time! But whatever, it looks good now.